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Venice Sights

Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo

Updated 11/13/2013

Fodor's Review

Easy to miss despite its vicinity to Piazza San Marco, this Renaissance-Gothic palace is accessible only through a narrow backstreet that connects Campo Manin with Calle dei Fuseri. Built around 1500 for the renowned Contarini family, it is indefinitely closed for repairs, but its striking six-floor spiral staircase (bovolo means "snail" in Venetian dialect), the most interesting aspect of the palazzo, can be seen from the street.

Sight Information

Address:

Corte del Bovolo, San Marco 4299, Venice, 30124, Italy

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Phone:

041-924933

Updated 11/13/2013

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